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The Lowest-Rated Episode Of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior On IMDb

The lowest-rated episode of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" may come as a surprise to fans of the series. Created by Edward Allen Bernero and Chris Mundy, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" follows a team from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit as they set out to catch some of the world's worst criminals and serial killers. The series, which was CBS' first "Criminal Minds" spinoff, starred Forest Whitaker as Sam Cooper, the leader of the show's central team. Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly, Beau Garrett, Matt Ryan, and Kirsten Vangsness rounded out the core cast.

Despite being a spinoff to one of CBS' most successful series, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" was canceled after one season and produced a total of just 13 episodes. The show's short lifespan hasn't stopped fans from debating about and discussing it though. In fact, there have been plenty of conversations about its various strengths and weaknesses in the decade since it went off the air, and like all TV shows, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" produced some episodes that were better and worse than others. With that in mind, it looks like there's one episode, in particular, that ranks as the single worst installment of the "Criminal Minds" spin-off.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior's first episode is its lowest-rated

According to IMDb, the lowest-rated episode of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" is actually its first. The episode — officially titled "Two of a Kind" — currently holds a 7.2 average rating out of 10 on the site, based on 265 user ratings. Most of the show's episodes hover slightly above "Two of a Kind," with average ratings in the 7.4 – 7.6 range. Meanwhile, "Death by a Thousand Cuts," the show's finale is the highest-rated episode of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" and sits at an 8.0 average rating, based on 151 user reviews.

While some fans may disagree with its ranking, it does make a bit of sense for "Two of a Kind" to be the show's lowest-rated episode. The episode follows Forest Whitaker's Sam Cooper and his team as they investigate a series of child abductions in Cleveland, and structurally, "Two of a Kind" has quite a bit of heavy lifting to do. Not only does it have to set up and establish the show's basic premise and core group of characters, but it also has to tell its own, self-contained and satisfying crime story. That's a lot to ask of any episode of a network television series — let alone one that's also the first episode of a spinoff to one of the most popular shows on TV.